Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

July 11 2012

Think You've Exhausted Your Network Contacts? Try This

Alicia Leonard

July 12, 2012

One of the most common complaints I hear from job seekers after about six months or so is that they feel as though they have exhausted their professional network. Does this sound like you?

  • I've asked everyone I know about job openings.
  • I've reached out to people several times now to update them on my job search.
  • I'm tired of having to say "I'm still looking" after all this time.
  • I feel like I'll look desperate if I contact them again.

When we've been looking for work for an extended period of time, we can start to feel like an embarrassment and annoyance to our network. And yet, studies show that the #1 way to get a job right now is through networking. Which means, like it or not, you need to stay in front of these people in the event the day comes when they hear about a job you'd be a fit for. More

O'Donnell, J. (July 11, 2012) Think You've Exhausted Your Network Contacts? Try This. Retrieved July 12, 2012 from http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/07/11/think-you-ve-exhausted-your-network-contacts-try-this/ 

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